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Is Dalit A Political Music?

By Jaideep Khanduja @PebbleInWaters

Dalit is being wrongly played by some miscreants

Is Dalit being taken as a wrong opportunity?

Can there be a strong answer to this soft issue once for all?

Recently came across a case in Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. This is about a student who belongs to Dalit category. He was doing Ph.D. from there. He was being paid a scholarship for doing his Ph.D. The duration was 4-year for this. He consumed the total scholarship and duration but didn’t complete his Ph.D.  He was granted an amount of Rs. 66,000 to visit a foreign country for a field trip. He had taken the amount but never visited any foreign country. Since the amount was taken in advance, the university came to know about it later. It was a unique case for them where a student has taken the full amount to visit a country as a field trip and never utilized it for the purpose. Is Dalit being played as a political music?
On asking the student, the answer was not very clear. He said he spent the amount for his domestic chores as the family was not doing well in terms of the financial state. At the end of his 4th year now he is asking for a waiver for the amount that was given to him for the field trip that is Rs. 66,000. There is a further threat to the university. He says if you don’t extend my Ph.D. for a year along with the stipulated scholarship, I will go for a suicide. He also blamed the university that they have never promoted a Dalit to get a Ph.D. successfully. What does this all mean exactly? It means the case of Dalit suicide is hot and the guy is planning to play his cards to gain the best of the undue favour. He knows the current situation of the country and about a recent case in Hyderabad that is being exchanged between various political parties of the country. The blame and counter blame is happening at full swing. The guy in question thinks that he can take any amount on any account and then let it be waived off because he is a Dalit.

Is Dalit A Political Music?

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It is fair to run your life with this kind of mindset. In fact, this guy is in a full mood of blackmailing the university by hitting the right chord at the right time. Why can’t this guy be charged with misappropriations and threatening the university on a legal front? Why an action can’t be taken against him for such kind of alarming and threatening statements? Why can’t the other students raise their voice against this wrongdoing? Why, on top of it, the university is keeping mom on the issue? By the way, paying the full amount in advance, that too in cash is not a good thing to do by the university. They should chalk out a system where the amount is paid for the purpose and is spent for the same purpose. There has to be a control mechanism in place to avoid such embarrassing situations. Is Dalit a political music or some people are intentionally drawn to play with the system and situation? This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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